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The Purpose of Purpose – Richard Dawkins

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M. Schmidt-Salomon Interview zum Agora Kinostart

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Ab morgen im Kino


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Infinite Galaxies: Giordano Bruno’s Heresy

Smack in the center of the Rome’s fashionable Campo de Fiori is a statue of Giordano Bruno, philosopher. Bruno held that God was present in nature and that the universe and life was infinite. The Catholic Church burned him at the stake, right where his statue is today.
„The general opinion is not always the perfect truth…“ Giordano Bruno is still quoted. Such remarks produced expensive, bitter consequences: On 17th of February 1600 he publicly was burnt at the stake after eight years of torture and dungeon detention. Today the Piazza Campo dei Fiori where this statue stands has become a monument to free thinking; adjacent to the statue, is the „Fahrenheit 451“ bookstore, named after Ray Bradbury’s 1953 novel expounding freedom of thought.

As the Spanish physicist Beatriz Gato-Rivera wrote, Bruno „claimed that the sun was only one star among the many thousands, and therrefore, like the sun, many other stars also have planets around them and living beings inhabiting them.“ Gato-Rivera goes on to note that to „appreciate the genius of Bruno one has to take into account that he lived at a time when more than 99% of the intellectuals believed that the Earth was the center of the Universe, and a few others, like Copernicus and Galileo, believed that it was the Sun, instead, at the center of the Universe, and the stars being some bright heavenly bodies of an unknown nature.

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Rückkehr zur Erde

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